The Ultimate ‘We’re Going to Disney World’ Surprise

Ever since my now-five-year-old daughter was born, I always dreamed of celebrating her 5th birthday at Walt Disney World. I dreamed we would surprised her with the trip like you see on all those viral YouTube videos online, we would dine with the princesses, and she’d get pampered at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Well, I am so thrilled to say that my dream came true. This year, my oldest turned five. We had a small family birthday party at home like we’ve done in previous years and after my girls finished opening all their gifts (side note: my daughters are ages 5 and 3 and their birthdays are 2 days apart so we celebrate them together), we gave them the ultimate “We’re Going to Disney World” surprise gifts to open. After party clean-up that night, we donned our pajamas, jumped in the car, and headed to Florida! Today I’m finally sharing what was in their gifts and how we made the surprise memorable.

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Gift Ideas for Her: My 2017 Christmas Wish List

So the other day while Todd and I were sitting in our living room, he asked what I wanted for Christmas and I was all, “I have no idea” which is so rare for me! I mean, there’s always, something we girls want, isn’t there? Well after lots of thought and web/social media surfing, I’ve compiled this list so that my loved ones can refer to it for ideas. I also hope to maybe inspire others’ Christmas lists and gift ideas as well! I’m actually surprised with myself in that aside from four items, everything on my “for me” list is beauty-related (hair and makeup). Can I just say, though, that the irony in making holiday wish lists (at least for me) is being excited about the gifts you receive but also being simultaneously low-key bummed about not getting everything on it (hint hint, Husband)?! I mean, I’ve been a good girl this year!

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Seven Experience Gift Ideas for Him (or Her!)

Experience gifts have become all the rage lately and will be very popular this holiday season. My husband, for instance, is the perfect candidate for an experience gift. He doesn’t want or need any specific thing; he much prefers to go out and do something instead of have something. I know he’s not alone in that so today I’m sharing seven experience gift ideas that the adventurous guy or gal in your life might love!

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10 Toddler & Preschool Toys My Kids Still Love After Years of Play

I’ve wanted to write this post for months but was inspired to do so today after sorting through my girls’ toys to make room for this year’s Christmas gifts. I clean out toys about twice a year but there are 10 that I can never seem to get rid of and today I want to share them with you. Everything on this list has lived in my home for at least one year and still remains a favorite. My girls play with them daily and never seem to get bored! As the holiday season approaches, I highly recommend these toys for the toddlers and/or preschoolers on your list!

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18 Holiday Gifts Preschool Girls Will Love

Last year, I published a post sharing the gifts I was getting my daughters for Christmas and it was a big hit, so this year I decided to do the same. My girls are 5 and 3 years old and are into all things girly; playing dress up is their jam. Like most kids their age, My Little Pony and PJ Masks are high on their current list of loves as are Moana and Toy Story. They also love blocks and other STEM toys. So with all of that in mind, here are the 18 gifts my preschool girls will find under our tree on Christmas morning (listed in no particular order)! Yes, I know this is a lot of stuff; I’ll split the gifts up among my two girls evenly but they were mostly purchased with both of them in mind. I am confident they’re going to l-o-v-e all of them and know the preschool girl in your life will, too! The preschool boy in your life might love some of these, too!

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Gift Ideas for Toddler & Preschool Girls

Y’all. I’m so proud of myself this year because I’ve actually started Christmas shopping early! I’m usually a post-Thanksgiving shopper but since time is something I don’t have enough of these days, I decided that little-by-little over a longer period of time is the way to go. If you’re in need of gift ideas for your toddler and preschool girls in your life, my girls both have all of these gifts (or a variation thereof) and love them! They’re tried and true! 

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How to Make a Perfect Yogurt Parfait

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Unless you’re me. Then breakfast is the most ignored meal of the day. Sure, I can get my kids out of the house with full bellies in the morning but that usually leaves me with no time to eat anything and I wind up eating chips or something once I realize I’m starving. Recently, though, I discovered Bear Naked Custom Granola and I’m now feeling inspired to kick up my breakfast a notch by preparing a delicious yogurt parfait every morning! I usually make mine once I get back from dropping my kids off; it’s like a special treat just for me! 

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Five Things to Save Money On Before Getting to Walt Disney World

About 6 weeks ago, my family and I packed up our SUV and headed south to Walt Disney World where we spent 3 days at the Magic Kingdom. I’m no Disney expert but I am a mega-planner so I felt pretty confident in how we prepared for the trip and how we saved a few dollars here and there. I’ve already shared four things your should spend a little extra on and so today I’m sharing a few things to buy in advance to save a little money.

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